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Religious studies and theology usually focus on a certain religion such as Christianity, Judaism or Islam. However, also inter-religious studies such as comparative religion are offered by academic degrees that lead to careers in education, religion, charity, or community service.

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150 Religious Studies & Theology Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Muslim Minorities in a Global Context (Online)

What are the challenges faced by Muslim minority communities and their host societies? What are the debates surrounding the place of religious minorities in secular societies? The Muslim Minorities in a Global Context course is offered at SOAS University of London.

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
M.A. Christian Theology (Catholic Studies)

This course focuses on the Catholic theological tradition in particular, within the more general context of Christian theology. Durham is developing a strong emphasis on a renewed engagement with contemporary Catholicism, and now boasts a Centre for Catholic Studies and the Bede Chair in Catholic Theology.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Russian and Theological Studies (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Russian and Theological Studies (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Canon Law

This study of Roman Catholic Canon Law grew from an interest in canon law outside of ecclesiastical circles and within the church since the Second Vatican Council and subsequent revision of canon law. The programme attracts civil lawyers, theologians, priests, people engaged in parish work and religious education and people working on marriage tribunals.

Theology
M.A. Hebrew and Middle East Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Hebrew and Middle East Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
Postgraduate Certificate Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

The Philosophy of Religion and Ethics programme at the University of Leeds addresses fundamental questions in the philosophy of religion and ethics and will be taught entirely online.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. International Relations and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) International Relations and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Christian Ministry

This MA is designed for lay and ordained Christians with significant experience of working (paid or volunteer) in churches, mission agencies, or not-for-profit organisations (faith-based or secular), enabling you to engage theologically and strategically with the contemporary world.

M.A. Theology and Religion

Theology and religion is a diverse subject area, employing a wide variety of methodological approaches in its discourse. It is not only growing in academic significance, but it is also a living, active area of study that engages communities of faith, politicians and those working in non-academic contexts.

Department of Theology and Religion
Master Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Religious Education)

The PGCE Religious Education programme is set in the heart of London. The department works in close partnership with schools in designing, delivering and assessing our programme. You will have the opportunity to work with tutors who are actively engaged in research and are encouraged to take a critical view of policies and practice.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.A. Religious Studies

This is a broad programme for anyone interested in the academic study of religion. Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Department of Religious Studies
Master Theology

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Theology degree offers more extensive study of a particular field of theology at an advanced level, with rigorous training in relevant research methods and a period of scholarly research and writing.

M.A. Christian Ministry

The MA in Christian Ministry has been specially developed to meet the needs of Christian ministers, predominantly those working in local churches.

Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies
M.Phil. Philosophical Theology

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Philosophical Theology is intended to provide you with detailed knowledge of philosophical theology, its history and a cognate area of philosophy, with the opportunity to hone your skills in research and in written and oral argument in these subjects.

M.A. Religious Arts of Asia

This is the only history of art and archaeology degree in Europe focused on the great religious traditions of Asia. The MA Religious Arts of Asia programme at SOAS University of London includes within its scope diverse countries, regions and time periods from antiquity to the present, with a particular emphasis on Buddhism in South, Central and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, China, Korea and Japan. 

MTh/PgDip/PgCert Theology

Reflect critically on your professional practice in our one-year programme designed to support ministry and other professional development.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
M.Phil. Eastern Christian Studies

The MPhil in Eastern Christian Studies is a two-year degree which is intended to give you experience in reading and interpreting a wide range of Eastern Christian texts in one of three options - Greek, Armenian with Greek, or Syriac with Greek. All students also prepare a 30,000 word thesis. This degree can be a stand-alone qualification or preparation for doctoral research.

Postgraduate Certificate Spiritual and Religious Care in Health and Social Care

Current health and social care frameworks regard spiritual care as an essential component of health and wellbeing and all health and social care professionals should assess and respect the spiritual and religious beliefs of patients and their carers. But what does that mean? This certificate programme enables health and social care professionals to draw from their own professional experience and to gain knowledge and skills of the multicultural, ethical, legal and safe provision of spiritual and religious care in practice.

School of Critical Studies
M.A. Theology and Religion

The MA in Theology and Religion serves both the specific needs of students focussed on progressing towards doctoral research and those of students looking to continue relatively broad-based studies in Theology and Religion to Level four, perhaps in support of a career in teaching.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.Res. Theology and Religion

The MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It offers a wide range of possibilities for study and supervision in the study of Christianity, the Bible and Christian thought, including, for example, Pentecostal, Evangelical, Queer and Intercultural theologies; biblical hermeneutics; philosophy of religion and philosophical theology; contemporary systematic theology; and literary, cultural or historical approaches to Hebrew Bible or New Testament studies.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. MA Abrahamic Religions

When Heythrop introduced a BA in Abrahamic Religions, in 2007, it was the first such degree in the world. We believe that this MA is similarly unique. If you have a first degree – not necessarily in theology or religious studies – and you wish to extend your understanding of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, this new MA may suit you. It is likely to attract teachers, religious ministers, Imams, Rabbis, community leaders, civil servants and all those who are interested in Abrahamic religions and dialogue between them.

Theology
M.A. Religious Studies and Global Development

The political and social dimensions of religions are at the heart of this innovative programme, which explores the role of religions and theology in global development. The Religious Studies and Global Development is offered by the University of Leeds.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Christian Theology

This course involves the study of historical and systematic theology across a range of Christian perspectives. Durham has long-established strengths in both Greek and Latin patristics, the medieval Church and Reformation, contemporary Catholic and Anglican theology, theological ethics, and philosophical theology.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Hebrew and Russian (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Hebrew and Russian (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies and Mathematics

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Mathematics programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Philosophy of Religion and Ethics MA/Diploma

On the MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics programme you will explore a variety of questions - for example: Are there shared human values? How do we negotiate different belief systems in pluralistic societies? Is there a conflict between science and religion? Do people with different religious views have the same morals? Is life without God meaningless? You will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics on which expert supervision is available.

Department of Philosophy
M.A. Buddhist Studies

The MA Buddhist Studies suits students with different academic backgrounds and prospective personal objectives, from those interested in broadening their knowledge of Buddhism as a whole or of specific Buddhist traditions to those intending to embark on language-based research or fieldwork among Buddhist communities.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Postgraduate Certificate Secondary Religious Education

There’s currently a shortage of religious education teachers. If this is a subject you’re knowledgeable and passionate about, our Secondary Religious Education PGCE could open the door to a great career. The Secondary Religious Education programme is offered at Birmingham City University.

School of Education
M.A. Jewish Studies

A great attraction of Jewish Studies is its diversity. So numerous are its subjects and approaches that Jewish Studies has the distinction of being interdisciplinary all by itself.

Taught programmes
M.A. English and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) English and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Death, Religion and Culture

MA Death, Religion and Culture at The University of Winchester explores the way in which death is the only inevitability of life. This universal reality is understood differently by various cultures and religious traditions, and those understandings are played out in rituals of death, dying and bereavement.

M.A. Biblical Studies and International Relations

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and International Relations programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.Phil. Buddhist Studies

This two-year degree aims to give you a comprehensive training in one of the main Buddhist canonical languages, along with in-depth explorations of Buddhist history, philosophy, and literature. You will choose to specialise in Sanskrit, Classical Tibetan, or Classical Chinese, and may select another of these languages as an optional subject. This degree can be a standalone qualification or preparation for doctoral research.

Postgraduate Certificate Religious Education by Distance Learning

This programme is recognised by the Bishops of Scotland as a preliminary qualification in generalist Catholic religious education for those who wish to teach religious education in Catholic primary or secondary schools.

School of Education
MTh Chaplaincy Studies (Military)

Acquire a respected qualification tailored to the professional and vocational development of military chaplains in this three year, multi-faith programme.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
M.Sc. Bible Interpretation

This course is intended to give you experience in reading a range of primary exegetical texts in Classical Hebrew, Aramaic and Syriac, to develop research methodologies in the writing of a 15,000-word dissertation and to provide a solid basis in the subject area for those intending to go on to do original research.

M.A. Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

On the MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics programme from University of Birmingham you will explore a variety of questions - for example: Are there shared human values? How do we negotiate different belief systems in pluralistic societies? Is there a conflict between science and religion?

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Biblical Studies and English

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and English programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies and German (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and German (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies and Comparative Literature

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Comparative Literature programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Religions and Education

This flexible distance learning course is aimed at teachers of religious education and related subjects within different education systems, and those working with young people in a faith or belief context. The Warwick MA course aims to meet the needs of those working in different education systems, and reflects the varied approaches to religious diversity and education utilised by Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU). Some previous experience of religious studies at higher education level is preferred but not required. Each application is looked at on its own merits.

M.A. Mediaeval History and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Mediaeval History and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Greek and Hebrew

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Greek and Hebrew programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Classics
M.A. German and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) German and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Christian Theology (Anglican Studies)

This course focuses on the Anglican theological tradition in particular, within the more general context of Christian theology. Durham offers unparalleled resources for the theological study of Anglicanism, a strong basis for which is given by the Department's close historical links with Durham Cathedral, the seat of numerous theologian-bishops.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Systematic Theology

Systematic Theology offers the opportunity to study Theology in depth. In times of change, the need to think through the fundamentals of Christian Theology - or how theology works - has never been more pressing. King's College Londone attracts students from Europe and the US, and from the new and thriving contexts of world Christianity.

Taught programmes
M.Sc. Theology in History

This flexible programme in Theology in History from The University of Edinburgh looks at the Christian past from a variety of perspectives – theological, philosophical and historical – and provides options for special study of themes from the early church to modern times.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Comparative Literature and Hebrew

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Comparative Literature and Hebrew programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Theology and Religious Studies

This programme has a number of distinct strands, which makes it both flexible and diverse. Our on-campus delivery offers two strands, one focusing on Religion and Public Life and one focusing on Christian Theology and Ministry. We have a team of people with a wide expertise and a great deal of experience in delivering postgraduate courses in this subject area.

M.A. Russian and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Russian and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
Postgraduate Diploma Theology & Religious Studies

This course is designed as a bridge from undergraduate to master's study and may be used as a qualifying programme for study at MA level. It offers a flexible structure where you can select modules from Theology, Religion in the Contemporary World and Religion, Philosophy & Ethics.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities
M.Res. Inter-religious Relations

The Inter-religious Relations Master of Research degree from University of Birmingham is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It studies religions in their historical and contemporary development, giving special attention to geographical spread, theological complexity and cultural influence. Recognising that the great religions have developed in relation to one another, it explores the affinities between them, their mutual indebtedness, their differences, the clashes their encounters have produced, and contemporary issues around religion, politics and peacebuilding.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Modern History and New Testament

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Modern History and New Testament programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Greek and Hebrew

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Greek and Hebrew programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.Res. Religion and Culture

The Master of Research degree in Religion and Culture offered by University of Birmingham is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It offers a framework within which you can develop knowledge and skills in the social, cultural and theological study of religion and lived faith in contemporary society. Depending on your individual interests, studies can include formal religions, alternative/’New Age’ spiritualities, or alternative sources of meaning that are not conventionally thought of as ‘religious’. You can also study religion in different regional contexts, looking at anthropological, sociological, historical and cultural issues.

Department of Theology and Religion
MARes Philosophy and Religion

This Philosophy and Religion is a research degree that can be studied through distance learning. It has a duration of one year (full-time) or three years (part-time). The programme is tailor-made to suit your interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It comprises one dissertation of 50,000 words (180 credits).

School of Philosophy and Religion
M.A. Biblical Studies, with Pathways (Language and Literature; Theology)

Biblical Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to interpreting the Bible which allows for focus either in the study of biblical language and literature, with language component; or in theological interpretation and Christian theology. Interpreting the Bible, and compulsory dissertation, plus optional modules. Leads to careers in teaching, museums, media, charities, the church or other religious institutions.

Taught programmes
M.A. French and Hebrew (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) French and Hebrew (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Religion and Public Life

Religion and faith are major influences on social, cultural and political life around the world. The Religion and Public Life programme at the University of Leeds draws on a range of perspectives to study the public roles of religious communities and individuals.

Faculty of Arts
M.Sc. Biblical Studies

The Biblical Studies programme from The University of Edinburgh is for students who wish to develop expertise in biblical studies, including those who want to prepare for a PhD. Its emphasis is on adding depth and breadth to expertise in biblical languages.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Biblical Studies and Economics

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Economics programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Geography and Hebrew

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and Hebrew programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies and Film Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Film Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.Sc. Science and Religion

This dedicated masters programme in Science and Religion from The University of Edinburgh is intended for students who wish to engage in the advanced interdisciplinary study of science and religion, including those who wish to prepare for PhD work.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Religion, Politics and Society (PGDip/ PGCert)

This new Religion, Politics and Society programme from University of Birmingham examines the major themes around the role of religion in politics and international relations in the contemporary world and allows you to research the role of religion in society and politics, looking at both domestic and transnational contexts.  

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Philosophy and Religion

The MA Philosophy and Religion degree offered by Heythrop College, University of London explores the dynamics of the constant interplay between philosophical and theological issues, and the consequences which flow from this for practical living. It incorporates reflection on religion from both philosophical and theological perspectives and addresses questions such as religious fulfilment and ethical motivation as raised in the classical Christian tradition and in modern analysis.

Philosophy